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Saturday, March 2

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Man, are the ‘80s back? Drug-wise? Because there’s a stunning amount of coke-related ads on CL. Cocaine! Next, there will be Missed Connections that take place at Bret Easton Ellis readings and Man for Woman ads looking for a fine ass packed into Gloria Vanderbilt jeans. Can’t we find develop a fix on a post-millennium drug, one that doesn’t remind the populace of asswipe traders driving their Lotuses erratically down LSD whilst getting a ‘job from the beshoulder-padded?

Take a look at the retro drug chic, in full effect:

Snow Bunnies - m4w - 30
Any snow bunny want to go skiing tonight? I'm 30, 6' 185lbs, fun, cute.

My first thought about this one is that my coke hypothesis might be off. Maybe this ad’s about a different kind of white stuff. So I clicked on.

NW Burbs instructor looking for ski bunny tonite! - m4w - 29
Just looking for an attractive ski bunny tonight to get together with and take advantage of the fresh snow. I'm a single guy, 29, 6'1", 170#, dark blonde hair, green eyes, skinny but toned build. I have seen the forcast and it is snowing already....we can ski and then have some fun?

Fresh snow. Now I’m back to thinking about Barry White. Yayo. Little kits made from cassette tape cases, razor blades and cut straws kept in Louis Vuitton purses.

But I’m also thinking about how this “snow” metaphor is even worse than that “4:20” bullshit you see so often in CL. I’ve never done the “snow” but if it makes you say things like, “Dude, it’s snowing! Let’s leave Le Passage and go home and ride the slopes,” then fuck that.

Two fun guys in search of bunnies to enjoy the indoor snow - mm4w - 27
My buddy and I are staying in tonight to hit the slopes. We're both fun attractive guys who would love a girl to join in our winter fun. We'll be up for a while, so if you're looking to ski and have fun time, drop us a line!

See what I mean?

And I know that all that glory hole talk can be frightening, but imagine a slight trixie girl answering the ad. She’ll go hang out with these two pumped up Deloitte consultants (or whatever) and then get passed around until the “snow” melts. Blech. What’s wrong with staying home and watching “Bridget Jones” again?

420 and indoor snow party - m4w - 30
Hello ladies, I just want to meet a nice girl that's wants to party for a couple of hours. We can watch some football or what ever I just need to ge out and blaze awhile. Good looking black man, med build clean cut and sane.

Admittedly, I am inexperienced when it comes to drugs. Nobody would ever give me any, because I just radiate a chemically sensitive instability anyway, and who wants to deal with a Valkyrie on LSD or “snow” anyway? I’ll stay with wine, thank you, with occasional forays into Miller High Life country.

But I have seen people do drugs and I don’t get the grass and snow double-dipping. Is coke the yin to grass’ yang? Does is make a “mellower high”? The grass and coke cultures are so completely different, with disparate terminology, paraphernalia and enthusiasts. Are they even dealt by the same dealers? Or do you turn to a best-of-breed solution, to use the parlance of my office?

Clue me on to this coke trend. Is yayo back? Is Barry a fall drug? What’s the deal with this ‘80s renaissance?

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